Get schooled on the science of beer

Weblog: Wageningen University in the Netherlands has a five-week online course on the subject

It is fast approaching that time of year when the leaves turn golden, the kids go back to school, and you consider taking up an evening class in Greek mythology or practical car maintenance.

Save yourself the energy and enrol in something you might enjoy. Wageningen University in the Netherlands has a five-week course on all about beer.

A course on beer? Surely this is just a less posh wine tasting course and an excuse to get pickled in front of the laptop? No, this is all about the science and culture of beer and it is a great way to up your hipster status amongst the craft beer crowd.

"Gather round, my children", you say, as you sip on your Pina Colada Pale Ale, "and let me regale you with tales of the beer production process including the raw materials used to create the nectar of the gods".


“Let me tell you about the environmental impact of growing hops or perhaps the physiological effects of beer on the human body”, you say to nobody in particular because they’ve all gone to the bar to get another round in.